The Importance of Nonconformity (by The Academy of Ideas)

The great 19th-Century American philosopher, Ralph Waldo Emerson, believed that to flourish, we must be a non-conformist. If we just think as others think, and do as others do, we limit our potential and place our health or sickness at the mercy of social forces beyond our control.

In this video, we are going to explore the dangers of conformity, what nonconformity meant for Emerson, and how the nonconformist acts as a force of good in a society gone mad.

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